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Jul 23, 2014, 09:48 ET

Business Owners Want Clean Water Rules

A new national scientific poll of small business owners released today, found that large majorities favor federal protection of clean water and...

Jul 10, 2014, 08:13 ET

New National Poll: 61% Of Small Businesses Support $10.10 Federal Minimum Wage

 Small business owners strongly favor raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 and adjusting it to keep up with the cost of living in future...

Jun 25, 2014, 12:31 ET

Businesses Fear Climate Change; New Poll Shows Business Owners Worried, Want Govt Action

Today, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which represents a membership network of more than 200,000 businesses, released new poll...

Apr 08, 2014, 16:32 ET

Clean Energy Victory Bond Push In Congress Would Generate $150 Billion In Financing, 1 Million Jobs

 Clean energy boosters on Capitol Hill are borrowing a page from World War II "war bonds" by introducing today a new bill – the Clean...

Mar 25, 2014, 15:17 ET

Business Leaders Endorse Proposed New EPA Clean Water Rule

Today, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which with its member organizations represents more than 200,000 businesses across the...

Oct 23, 2013, 11:56 ET

100 Business Owners and Leaders Meet in DC to Urge Government Investment in a Sustainable Economy

Less than one week after the federal government re-opened and the country narrowly escaped default, 100 business owners and business leaders with...

Jul 25, 2013, 13:30 ET

Report: U.S. Small Business "Uniquely Vulnerable" To Climate Change, Extreme Weather

The "Engine of U.S. Jobs" – Employing 60 Million Americans – Faces Major Challenges and Need for Increased Resilience; Report Examines...

Jun 27, 2013, 11:38 ET

New Poll: Small Business Owners Have Strong Bipartisan Support for Clean, Safe Energy, Including Measures in Obama's Climate Plans

A national, scientific poll shows that small business owners across party lines, support safer, cleaner, more efficient and renewable energy. The...

Jun 27, 2013, 11:15 ET

Surprising Beliefs from Conservative Business Owners

A recent poll of small business owners across the United States produced a surprising result: a majority oppose public subsidies for oil, coal, and...

Jun 17, 2013, 11:00 ET

POLL: Almost Half of Small Business Owners Say Access to Credit Still a Problem; Large Majorities Support More Innovation in Lending

Almost half (47%) of small business owners say that access to credit is currently a problem for their business, according a new national poll...

Jun 12, 2013, 12:00 ET

POLL: Small Business Owners Say Lack of Retirement Security Threatens the Economy

 On the heels of a Pew study revealing dwindling U.S. retirement preparedness, a new poll shows that 70% of small business owners see threats...

Jun 07, 2013, 13:05 ET

Business Leaders Urge President to Allow G8 to Close Corporate Tax Loopholes

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), whose members represent 165,000 U.S. businesses, sent a letter to President Obama today urging...

May 22, 2013, 19:02 ET

Business Leaders Support Safe Chemicals Efforts by Senators Lautenberg and Vitter; Economic Growth in Tandem with Health and Environmental Protections

Today, Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and David Vitter (R-LA) announced a bipartisan compromise bill, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, to...

Apr 09, 2013, 11:00 ET

New Poll of Small Business Owners Reveals Strong Bipartisan Opposition to Corporate Tax Loopholes

First Poll on Oversea Tax Havens Reforms Finds Rejection of "Territorial" Tax System Small business owners oppose the current system for...

Apr 02, 2013, 11:00 ET

Poll: Small Business Owners Favor Immigration Reform with Roadmap to Citizenship

Support roadmap to citizenship for current immigrants by 67%-27%, favor roadmap for future immigrants over worker program with no roadmap by...

Feb 21, 2013, 16:10 ET

Keystone Pipeline: Bad for Business and the Economy, Business Leaders Say

Business leaders with the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) opposed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline as financially unfeasible and...

Nov 28, 2012, 11:47 ET

Toxic Chemicals in Furniture Linked to Cancer, Other Health Risks Unfair to Manufacturers, Retailers

American Sustainable Business Council Many foam sofa cushions in the U.S. contain flame-retardants known to pose risks to human health,...

Nov 15, 2012, 17:39 ET

End Tax Cuts For Top 2 Percent; Reinvest in Main Street America, Say Business Leaders

Hundreds of small business owners sign letter sent to Congress today  Today, business leaders across the country called on Congress to...

Nov 13, 2012, 11:00 ET

Toxic Chemical Reform Good for Business - New Poll

91% of Small Business Owners Believe Chemical Industry Should Be Held Responsible for Safe Chemicals in Marketplace  U.S. small...

Jul 25, 2012, 11:47 ET

Toxic Chemical Threat to Business: Senate Finally Protects Public with Reform

American Sustainable Business Council Applauds Historic Vote The United States Senate achieved a landmark decision today when a key...